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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Drive Through the Woods


Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

   As you can see, the Fall leaves are at their peak here in Northern Virginia, the colors are just beautiful.   Fire red, burnt orange, limey green and yellow, created just for our enjoyment.  
   Even in this metropolis, you can still find a country road, where cattle and horses graze.  And just a short drive away are the Blue Ridge Mountains.   So where are we going??


  Over the hills and through the woods,  to 
Historic Clifton, VA.

Charming old homes

And you may ask, what is in Clifton?  Ok, you know, La Bella Luce!

Mantle decorated for Fall

 And the front porch packed with beautiful items......

And my, that's right, my chandelier!

   I finally decided that I couldn't live without it, it was love at first sight (6 months ago).  Now I just need a place to hang it.

Aren't these red and gold sconces beautiful? 
And I love the color of this chandelier

   Now I'm thinking that I need a dough bowl?   They have some that are over 3 feet long.

Antique Crib

Well, now that I've browsed a little, it time to head back home through the colorful countryside.

 Hope that you have enjoyed our drive through the woods.

 Till Nest Time,


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  1. A beautiful drive and a fascinating chandelier - those blue bulbs are so intriguing. Thank you for a lovely visit via The Open House.

    1. Hi Kaye, thank you, glad that you enjoyed the drive. The chandelier is murano glass, imported from Italy. And thank you so much for the visit.

  2. Ooooh how I love the blue Murano Glass bulbs hanging from your chandelier - gorgeous! And thanks for taking us along on your drive - it looks beautiful there. We're covered in snow. I found you over at the Anything Blue Friday Party!

    1. Hi Marie, thank you so much, can't wait to find a place to hang it. And thank you so much for the visit.
      Think I'll go see what you've been up to.

  3. Beautiful fall colors- always love seeing them. We're a ways past that point up here. That chandelier is quite something! I bought a mini dough bowl because I don't have room for the big ones but I really wanted one!

    1. Hi Liz, I don't have room for one either, I'll have to wait until I have a bigger place. The chandelier is Murano glass from Italy. Thank you so much for the visit, and have a great weekend.

  4. Love your blue chandelier. The photographs of the leaves changing and the roads remind me of Maryland, where I grew up, so beautiful this time of year. Thanks for sharing.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  5. Hi Patty, well you know Maryland is just a 20 minute ride from here. Glad I could take you home for a while. Thank you so much for the visit.

  6. That chandelier is just dreamy--I adore it!

    1. Hi Sandy, thank you so much, appreciate the visit.

  7. Love the chandelier and those fall leaves! I am really more of a summer girl, but something about the leaves really does enchant me! Thanks for the tour! :)

    1. Hi Kim, there is nothing like summer time when you can spend time outside, but there is nothing more beautiful than the fall leaves, unfortunately they disappear too quickly, looks like winter this morning. Hope that you are having a fabulous day. Thank you so much for the visit.

  8. I enjoyed both the drive and the shopping. Beautiful photography.

    1. Good Morning Donna, so happy you enjoyed the drive and shopping. And thank you for the compliment on my photos, and for the visit. Have a great day.

  9. I see you went through the Shenandoah national park too. We went to the mountains on thursday and came back saturday. I am ready to move there, love it. Enjoyed your post and neat chandelier.

  10. Hi Betsy, hope the foliage was pretty then, around here it's changed dramatically since I took the photos. Thank you so much for the visit, wishing you a wonderful day.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I featured you today! Have a great weekend.

    homework &

  12. Hi Carolyn, thank you so much for featuring us, so glad you enjoyed the Drive Through the Woods. Hope that you have a great weekend as well.
    Jeannie and Linda


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